Texas with a Little Something Extra
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Beaumont Events

There's always something big happening in Beaumont, Texas! With our well-known fairs and festivals, each change of season offers another must-see event. And when it comes to food & shopping, we get serious. We don't like to brag or anything, but our food is worth planning an event around - which is why we have food festivals for all of our favorite dishes in southeast Texas. Beaumont also has an eclectic mix of museums that celebrate everything from art to energy. Our quirky-ness is portrayed throughout these museums that offer a variety of arts & culture exhibits and events. Parents, the kids will love Free Family Arts Day offered quarterly by the Art Museum of Southeast Texas. Plenty of other events just for kids can be found happening year 'round as well.

In Beaumont, we tend to do things a little bigger than other places in Texas. That's especially true of the performing arts you'll find here. Spread throughout the city are world-class concert halls, theaters and arenas that bring the best in performing arts to Beaumont. These same great facilities, along with nightlife hotspots, also support a host of live entertainment acts that can be enjoyed regularly.

Fan-friendly Beaumont has a true love for the game. From watching the Lamar University Cardinals football team bring home a win, to experiencing the hard-hitting action of the Spindletop Roller Girls roller derby team, there are plenty of sporting events to be found in Beaumont. Beaumont may owe its prosperity to oil, but it's not the only natural resources we're blessed to have. With dense forests, sandy beaches and shallow wetlands, southeast Texas is overflowing with outdoor activities. So what are you waiting for? Get yourself down to Beaumont, and experience Texas with a little something extra! 

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Artwork by Zach Dubuisson in Café Arts

October 01, 2014 – October 26, 2014

Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. Saturday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm. Sunday, 12:00 noon - 5:00 pm.
Free admission. Suggested donation, $2.

Art Museum of Southeast Texas
500 Main St.
Beaumont, TX 77701
409-832-3432
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Café Arts regularly features artwork by local artists.

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Celia Eberle: In the Garden of Ozymandias Exhibition

October 01, 2014 – January 04, 2015

Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. Saturday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm. Sunday, 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm.
Free admission. Suggested donation, $2.

Art Museum of Southeast Texas
500 Main St.
Beaumont, TX 77701
409-832-3432
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In the Garden of Ozymandias, includes a selection of Celia Eberle's surreal mixed media sculpture of diverse and mesmerizing materials highlighting the basic nature of the human experience. Her media, which include animal bones, wire, marble, jasper, agate, wood, coral, brass, newsprint, cardboard and other found objects communicate the artist's quirky imagination with technical proficiency in a myriad of materials. For over two decades, she has drawn on an expanded concept of explanatory... more

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Conversational Bike Ride

October 01, 2014

Every Wednesday
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Bicycle Sports
2770 Interstate 10
Beaumont, TX 77703
409-860-5959

An easy conversational speed bicycle ride around Beaumont. No one is left behind and speed is adjusted to slowest rider.

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Dornith Doherty: Oasis Exhibition

October 01, 2014 – January 04, 2015

Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. Saturday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm. Sunday, 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm.
Free admission. Suggested donation, $2.

Art Museum of Southeast Texas
500 Main St.
Beaumont, TX 77701
409-832-3432
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This exhibition documents two international seed banks with microscopic precision and ethereal beauty. Focusing on x-rays at seed bank facilities where research is conducted and routinely used for viability assessments of accessioned seeds, Doherty documents and subsequently collages the seeds and tissue samples that are maintained in these research collections. The amazing visual power of magnified x-ray images, which springs from the technology's ability to record what is invisible to... more

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Mark(ing) Time: Expanded Notions in Drawing

October 01, 2014

Monday - Friday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Free admission and parking.

Dishman Art Museum
1030 E. Levaca
Beaumont, TX 77710
409-880-8959
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Celebrating the lines and marks made by those artists who work strictly on paper, Mark(ing) Time invites several internationally recognized artists to show their works on paper in the Dishman. This exhibition brings together traditional and contemporary thought on what constitutes drawing and printmaking today, including artists who work classically with graphite on paper to artists who expand the definition of working on paper to create entire installations.

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Open Mic Night

October 01, 2014

Every Wednesday
Signup, 7:30 pm. Show starts, 8:00 pm.

Logon Cafe
3805 Calder
Beaumont, TX 77706
409-832-5129
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Patrick Martin: Visions in Glass

October 01, 2014

Monday - Friday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Free admission and parking.

Dishman Art Museum
1030 E. Levaca
Beaumont, TX 77710
409-880-8959
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Exhibition will be displayed in the upper gallery.

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Reflecting the Times

October 01, 2014 – March 07, 2015

Tuesday - Saturday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. Last tour, 4:00 pm.
Adults, $6. Seniors (65+), Youth (10-17), & Students, $5. Members, Free.

W.H. Stark House, Carriage House
610 Main Street
Orange, TX 77630
409-883-0871
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Visit The W.H. Stark House Carriage House for a new, special exhibition Reflecting the Times, which highlights the key components of three important art movements of the early 20th century - Arts & Crafts, Art Nouveau and Art Deco. These art movements are reflected in architecture, jewelry, pottery, clothing and graphic design and the collection of Miriam Lutcher Stark represents these movements and the blending of these styles.

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Storytelling Through the Mail

October 01, 2014 – November 16, 2014

Monday - Saturday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. Sunday, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm.
Adults, $4. Seniors (62+), $3. College Students w/valid ID, $3. Children (4-18), $2.

Museum of the Gulf Coast
700 Procter
Port Arthur, TX 77640
409-982-7000
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Storytelling Through the Mail: Tall Tale Postcards features more than 80 examples of "tall tale" postcards from around the United States, demonstrating a unique form of humor dating back to the early 20th Century. Exhibit from Michigan State University Museum.

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Twelfth Night

October 01, 2014 – October 04, 2014

Evening Performances, 7:30 pm. Matinee, 2:00 pm.

Betty Greenberg Center for the Performing Arts
4155 Laurel Ave
Beaumont, TX 77707
409-833-4664
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One of Shakespeare's funniest and most charming comedies. Written in 1600 and set against a backdrop of romance and mystery, this hilarious story of identical twins and mistaken identity, set in the mystical world of Illyria, explores the universal themes of love and all its ambiguous effects on human behavior. Show dates: September 19, 20, 26, 27*, 27, October 2, 3, 4, 2014 

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Women, Art and Social Change: The Newcomb Pottery Enterprise

October 01, 2014 – January 03, 2015

Tuesday - Saturday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. Last tour, 4:00 pm.
Adults, $6. Seniors (65+), Students (w/ID) & Youth (10-17), $5. Children (4-9), $2. Members, Free.

Stark Museum of Art
712 Green Ave
Orange, TX 77630
409-886-2787
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Organized by the Newcomb Art Gallery, Tulane University and SITES, Women, Art and Social Change: The Newcomb Potter Enterprise is a traveling exhibition that highlights the extraordinary variety and quality of work that sprang from the simple guiding principles of Newcomb: beautiful, hand-made, utilitarian objects decorated with the indigenous flora and fauna of the Gulf South, easily recognizable as the products of a single enterprise. Drawing from public an dprivate collections, the Exhibition... more

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Women, Botany and Art Exhibit

October 01, 2014 – October 04, 2014

Tuesday - Saturday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. Last tour, 4:00 pm.
Adults, $ 6. Seniors (65+), Students & Youth (10-17), $5. Children (4-9), $2. Members, free.

Stark Museum of Art
712 Green Ave
Orange, TX 77630
409-886-2787
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The Museum has a new mini-exhibit, Women, Botany, and Art, which will be on view through October 4, 2014. The exhibit presents three rare books, showing the work of three women who excelled in flower painting. Elizabeth Blackwell, Henriette Antoinette Vincent, and Mary Vaux Walcott also published their botanical studies. Each artist's work is presented with an example of a popular flowering plant.

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Fact, Fiction & the New World: The Role of Books in the Making of America

October 01, 2014 – October 18, 2014

Tuesday - Saturday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Adults, $5. Seniors (60+), $3. Children (6-12), $2.

Spindletop Gladys City Boomtown Museum
5550 Jimmy Simmons Blvd
Beaumont, TX 77705
409-880-1750
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Fact, Fiction and the New World: The Role of Books in the Making of America. This temporary exhibit will be on view at Spindletop/Gladys City, September 20 - October 18 and is part of the museum's new A World Beyond the Derricks Special Exhibition Series.

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Texas Rice Festival

October 01, 2014 – October 05, 2014

Adults, $10. Students (6-18), $5. Kids (5 & Under) & Seniors (65+), Free. Wristbands, $30. Free parking.

Winnie/Stowell Park
1410 Rice Festival Ave.
Winnie, Texas 77665
409-296-4404
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The Texas Rice Festival is an annual harvest celebration honoring rice farming, which is a major economic activity in the region of Southeast Texas. The festival includes a carnival, two parades, livestock show, longhorn show, open horse show, BBQ cook off, nightly street dances, antique car show, rice cooking contest, pageants, and features food made with rice and flavors of the Cajun culture. BBQ Cook-Off Weekend: Friday, September 26 - Sunday, September 28 Festival: Wednesday, October... more

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First Thursdays on Calder Ave

October 02, 2014

Recurring monthly on the 1st Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Calder Avenue
Beaumont, TX 77701

A cool, unique, very "downtown" monthly event! Join us for dinner, drinks, live music and shopping. Sidewalk vendors with clothing, jewelry and hats, art and photography, recycled & handmade stuff.

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